City of Hitchcock Local Infrastructure Application to the GLO has been APPROVED
The grant application submitted by the City of Hitchcock to the Texas General Land Office’s Hurricane Harvey Local Infrastructure Program has been approved.
The GLO allocated $413 million to the Local Infrastructure Program and $275 million to the Local Buyout and Acquisition Program from HUD community development block grant for disaster recovery (CDBG-DR). The GLO allocated the funds to regional Council of Governments’ (COGs) based on a HUD approved needs assessment. The locally-led COGs then conducted methods of distribution (MODs) for determining infrastructure and buyout and acquisition amounts for cities and counties within each jurisdiction.
The City of Hitchcock grant application for $1,463,149 is intended to facilitate proper functioning of critical wastewater-system components to reduce the impact of sewage contamination and backflow in emergency situations.
The GLO will continue to work with The City of Hitchcock to execute the contract.
We congratulate The City of Hitchcock for its resilience in the days since Hurricane Harvey and for the effort to identify projects that will better protect our fellow Texans.